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Indian Baby Girl Names and Meanings

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Written by Monica Beyer   

Are you looking for that perfect Indian baby name for your baby girl? Many Indian names are based on the Hindu religion and are Sanskrit in origin, but many names come from everyday words with popular suffixes added on. These names are also often considered to be religious in nature as the Hindu belief tells us that all things are manifestations of God. Come browse our collection of the best -- and most interesting -- Indian baby names for girls!

Indian girlCommon sources for Indian baby names are desirable personal qualities, names based on occupations and nature names. Also, if a family suffers from the death of a child, the next child will often be named with a name that sounds or means something horrid or disgusting, in hopes that the spirits will believe that the child, too, is disgusting, and stay away from him or her!

Read on for our pick of the top Indian Girl Baby names and Meanings:

Indian Baby Names for Girls

Aanandini: This lovely name means "always happy," and comes from the Sanskrit word "ananda," meaning happiness and joy.

Ahilya: This name was borne by Maharani Ahilya Bai, a beloved ruler from the 18th century.

Anandita: This is another name derived from "ananda," and means "bringer of joy and happiness."

Asha: This name comes from the Sanskrit word "asa" which means "wish, desire or hope."

Ashni: This name means "flash of lightning."

Bakul: This is the name of a mythological flower. Another version os Bakula.

Bela: This name can mean several things -- "wave," "time" and "limit" are a few examples. It could also refer to a violin or a type of flower.

Chahna: This name means "love, illumination or light."

Charu: This name comes from a Sanskrit word (same spelling) that means "beautiful, lovely."

Devaki: This name means "black," and is also the name of the mother of Krishna, a Hindu god.

Devi: This name means "divine," and comes from the Sanskrit word "deva," which means "a god." It is also the name of a Hindu goddess, the wife of Shiva.

Evani: This is an elaborate version of the name Eva which means "life."

Haimi: This name means "golden."

Ilesha: This name comes from two words: "il" (which means earth) and "isa" (which means lord).

Jarita: This is the name of a legendary bird, and also means "mother."

Jivanta: This name means "to give life, create."

Jyotsana: This name comes from the word "jyotis" which means a number of light-related things: light, fire, moon, sun, lightning.

Kamala: This name comes from the Sanskrit word "kamala" which means "pale red, lotus."

Kanya: This name means "young girl" and is another name for the goddess Sakti.

Kiri: This name comes from the Indian name for the amaranth flower.

Madhu: Coming from the Sanskrit word "madhu" which means "sweet, beautiful," this is also the name fo the first month in the Indian calendar.

Mira: The name of one of India's more popular saints, Mira Bai (16th century), this name means "wealthy." Other versions are Meera and Miraata.

Nima: This is a popular name that comes from the name of the margosa tree. There are two other versions: Neema and Neemah.

Padma: This name comes from a Sanskrit word that means "lotus." It also refers to the chakras, which are six points along the spine which are the centers of psychic energy.

Ramana: This name means "beautiful, woman." It comes from another name for the goddess Lakshmi.

Sanjana: This name means "gentle, tolerant."

Surina: This name, meaning "goddess," comes from the word "sure" which means "god."

Tanvi: This name means "young woman."

Umali: This name means "generous."

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